I am honored and absolutely giddy to have been featured on Houston Public Media's Classical Classroom podcast talking about the Forward Music Project and activism in classical music!
"Consistently self-possessed, and alternately delicate and fierce in her musical approach, Gookin displayed impressive reserves of emotional and technical energy."
Read what Lucy Kaplan at the San Francisco Classical Voice has to say!
I am so thrilled to have been interviewed by the wonderful Larry and Arlene Dunn for "5 Questions" on I care if you listen (.com)! We talk about the creation of Forward Music Project; the upcoming premiere on March 1 at National Sawdust; classical musicians getting political; the FMP composers; and of course PUBLIQuartet!
March 1st marks the World Premiere of seven new compositions for solo cello focusing on women's rights and social justice. 100% of my artist proceeds will be donated to inspiring organizations doing work to empower women and girls.
Watch PUBLIQuartet improvise a soundtrack to the entire 90 minute debate live on The Late Show Facebook page tonight at 9:00 p.m. EST!
manda is looking forward to returning to her alma mater, The Mannes School of Music, as a guest speaker on "The Art of Engagement" on November 2!